If you are a nursing professional interested in moving into a leadership role, the University of Mary’s Leadership in Nursing Certificate will provide you with the solid foundation in management you need to successfully lead teams of health care professionals.

Gain the skills you need to lead with this 9-credit, 15-week graduate certificate program. Designed for working professionals, this accelerated, flexible program can be completed fully online.

Take the First Step

Get in touch with any questions or submit a simple application for admission.
We will assist you every step of the way toward acceptance so you can enroll and begin your classes!

At a Glance

Average annual salary for nursing administration managers

Program Length

9 credits/3 courses/15 weeks


  • Online

Tuition per Credit


Is This the Degree For Me?

Who It’s For

  • Nursing professionals considering a leadership role who want to grow their management skills
  • Nurse managers who want to gain skills they will use to influence others and build effective teams
  • Professionals who want to take a step toward earning an MSN/MBA dual degree

Career Paths

  • Nurse Manager
  • Clinic Manager
  • Nurse Educator
  • Nurse Administrator

What You’ll Learn

  • How to make strategic, evidence-based decisions on matters of health care quality, patient safety, population health, and health care informatics/technologies.
  • Modeling behaviors that effectively advocate efforts to promote positive patient outcomes and advance the nursing profession.
  • How to embrace a leadership style that fosters a spirit of community, promotes adaptability, focuses on patient-centered decision making, and establishes innovative practices that sustain high-quality care.

Program Details

Program Information

Please visit our catalog for admission requirements and a full list of our courses.

Your first step is to get in touch with any questions or submit the simple application for admission. We will assist you every step of the way toward acceptance so you can enroll and begin your classes!

If you are serving or have served our country, we sincerely thank you. Our military services office is here to work closely with active duty, retired, reserve, and eligible family members qualified for military benefits. Learn how we can help you with the application process and review the benefits you have earned.

For a full list of fees, visit our Tuition and Fees page.

The University of Mary is committed to putting your educational goals within reach. Learn what scholarships you qualify for.

The following will be needed when you have applied for admission so we can get you accepted into the certificate program:

  • Official transcripts
    • Attended the University of Mary before? Then we’ll get your Mary transcript for you!
    • At most other schools, you can request transcripts by going to the National Student Clearinghouse or by contacting the registrar’s office.
    • Have your transcripts sent to:
      Office of Admissions
      University of Mary
      7500 University Drive
      Bismarck, ND 58504
    • Or request to send electronic transcripts to registrar@umary.edu

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